DVD and High Definition Comparison\r\n\r\nFrom Ken Stein:\r\n\r\nLast night the WB network premiered “The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring” theatrical version in High Definition. I took the opportunity to compare this High Definition broadcast to the DVD extended version. It is important that I used the extended version because it is of higher quality than the DVD theatrical version. I synchronized the DVD with the broadcast and switched between the two; of course I had to fast forward through the extended scenes to keep up. I received the HD signal over the air with a Samsung SIR-T351 ATSC tuner which should be higher quality than cable or satellite because they are compressed HD and “Over the Air” is not. It was displayed through my BenQ PE8700 projector which has the HD2 Mustang DLP chip. What I found between the two sources was virtually unnoticeable. I could not see any difference in the video and only a slight difference in the audio. The DVD dialog seemed a bit more anchored and had a slight amount of more authority in the bass. Also, the surround field seemed to fill the room a little better. If anyone else has tried this comparison, I would like to see your comments. If you haven’t, the movie will be concluded tonight and you still have a chance for this unique comparison.\r\n\r\n\r\nPlease share your experiences with this here.